New victims of Free Speech in Lebanon

When people are interested in religion more than reality, politics more than themselves and the feelings of God and His prophets more than freedom of humans.

For decades, thousands of Lebanese have emigrated because of persecution and the suppression of freedom of expression. And recently, a concert was cancelled “to prevent bloodshed”.

A campaign to silence this Lebanese band has galvanized the country’s extreme Christian right

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/04/middleeast/lebanon-mashrou-leila-intl/index.html

“Prevention of bloodshed” .. Controversy of “Leila Project” in Lebanon rises after its cancellation

https://arabic.cnn.com/amphtml/middle-east/article/2019/07/31/lebanon-mashrou-leila-concert-cancelled

Mashrou’ Leila is Lebanon’s Latest Free Speech Victim

Artistic Freedoms under Threat from Outdated Laws

The world famous Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, has become the latest victim of Lebanon’s criminal defamation and insult laws, encapsulating the alarming crackdown on free speech in a country once proud to embrace diversity.

https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/26/mashrou-leila-lebanons-latest-free-speech-victim

Within Temptation تتضامن مع “مشروع ليلى”.. لن نغني في جبيل

أعلنت فرقة Within temptation الهولندية عن عن إلغاء حفلها في مهرجانات بيبلوس، الذي كان مقرراً في 7 آب الجاري، تضامنا مع “مشروع ليلى”. وفي بيان نشرته على حسابها على “فيسبوك”، قالت الفرقة إنّ السلطات اللبنانية عاجزرة حالياً عن تأمين حماية للفنانين ليغنوا في جو آمن، مشيرةً إلى أنّها تتضامن مع حرية التعبير بعد منع مشروع ليلى من قبل بعض المتعصبين دينيا بحسب بيان الفرقة.

https://www.lebanon24.com/news/lebanon/613680/within-temptation-%D8%AA%D8%AA%D8%B6%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%86-%D9%85%D8%B9-%D9%85%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B9-%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%84%D9%89-%D9%84%D9%86-%D9%86%D8%BA%D9%86%D9%8A-%D9%81%D9%8A

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Author: Ronn

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